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by deising
Mon May 21, 2018 12:01 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Yanmar fuel economy
Replies: 2
Views: 80

Re: Yanmar fuel economy

This one is by former owner, Henry Clews:

http://www.snodoglog.com/Performance.html
by deising
Mon May 21, 2018 5:48 am
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: flybridge supply Breaker?
Replies: 4
Views: 145

Re: flybridge supply Breaker?

If our flybridge supply breaker is not on, we get no power to the chartplotter. I used to turn it on and off, but forgot it too many times, so now I just leave it on.
by deising
Wed May 09, 2018 4:57 am
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Looking for solar panels
Replies: 11
Views: 544

Re: Looking for solar panels

Hi, Gerry. Glad you are getting things together and we appreciate all the follow-up. I am still confused how the extra battery monitor is going to monitor both your start batteries. First, how would one monitor work on two separate batteries? Second, monitors are usually reserved for batteries that ...
by deising
Sun May 06, 2018 7:39 am
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: FORWARD FUEL TANK LEAKING
Replies: 4
Views: 191

Re: FORWARD FUEL TANK LEAKING

I can't help you with your question, but want to wish you luck with the repair and hope you will keep the forum informed of your experience and outcome. It is possible many of the rest of the fleet will face this problem at some point.
by deising
Sat Apr 28, 2018 8:14 am
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Looking for solar panels
Replies: 11
Views: 544

Re: Looking for solar panels

Gerry, I have just a few comments/questions: 1. Adding a good PV system is a nice addition to the boat. You then have five independent charging sources - shore power/charger, generator/charger, two engine alternators, and the solar panels. Note that if your inverter/charger fails, you are down to th...
by deising
Thu Apr 26, 2018 5:12 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Fort Myers area Boatyard
Replies: 8
Views: 322

Re: Fort Myers area Boatyard

Glades hauled our boat just fine with inches to spare. If you insist your beam is 17 feet, then they will say no. Our beam is less than 17 feet by about 2 inches. The secondary key is whether you want a DIY yard or a full service yard where they allow no one to work on their own boats.
by deising
Wed Apr 25, 2018 6:56 am
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Fort Myers area Boatyard
Replies: 8
Views: 322

Re: Fort Myers area Boatyard

Flyer,

I did not consider Riviera Marina as I had quite a few fellow boaters tell me to stay far away from there. I think I will visit there (close to our home) and check it out for myself when the time comes around again.

Thanks for the prompt.
by deising
Tue Apr 24, 2018 3:12 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Fort Myers area Boatyard
Replies: 8
Views: 322

Re: Fort Myers area Boatyard

Tom, I gather from your post that you are not interested in a DIY yard, but I will post this in case anyone else can use the info. I was surprised to learn that none of the DIY yards near Punta Gorda could handle our beam (it missed by just a few inches). I finally found the nearest one that could h...
by deising
Sat Apr 07, 2018 7:24 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Managing heat in engine compartment
Replies: 5
Views: 303

Re: Managing heat in engine compartment

Mac, following your sound logic, you would need to have a vent at the front of the engine space (ideally close to the alternator) and then draw the air through. That would likely do the job, but obviate the sound-deadening. On many high-end alternators with external regulation, you can set the maxim...
by deising
Sat Apr 07, 2018 4:15 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Managing heat in engine compartment
Replies: 5
Views: 303

Re: Managing heat in engine compartment

I guess you could run the blowers on that side and try to monitor if it made a significant difference. If you felt really warm air coming out the exhaust after a good run, it would seem to be helping.
by deising
Tue Mar 13, 2018 3:45 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Priming washdown pump
Replies: 5
Views: 393

Re: Priming washdown pump

I can't quite picture the arrangement right now, but moving the pump as low as possible would certainly help. That might not be very easy. Good luck.
by deising
Tue Mar 13, 2018 3:09 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Priming washdown pump
Replies: 5
Views: 393

Re: Priming washdown pump

I don't know the internal design of the pump, so maybe this won't work. You could try inserting the hose, removing the spray nozzle and pouring water back down with a funnel. If the water dribbles into the pumping mechanism, that might make a prime.
by deising
Mon Mar 05, 2018 6:35 am
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: How to lubricate handle on water filter
Replies: 2
Views: 250

Re: How to lubricate handle on water filter

Mac,

I agree that our handle is also hard to turn, but have not thought that lubrication was possible. I just use a dish towel over the knob to give me a little better grip and it works OK. The awkward position you have on your knees reaching into the space doesn't help, but it is a boat, after all.
by deising
Sat Feb 24, 2018 8:16 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: gps wiring?
Replies: 10
Views: 718

Re: gps wiring?

I was surprised to learn that the power for our GPS antenna was fed from the autopilot circuit. Do you have all the normal breakers turned on?

Good luck.
by deising
Sat Feb 24, 2018 6:54 am
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: How to change engine coolant water
Replies: 7
Views: 558

Re: How to change engine coolant water

Drew, that was some interesting info you shared there. Thanks very much. Where would one go about getting the coolant tested for chloride? Do you know if the pressure in the raw water side is higher or lower than that in the coolant side of the heat exchanger? For salt to migrate in, you would assum...

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